By Alan Duffy
One of those sad stories which puts football and all its related waffle in perspective, sad news arrived today that Wigan defender Juan Carlos García has been diagnosed with leukemia.
The full-back signed for the Latics in Auguist 2013 but moved to Tenerife on loan in August last year. The 26-year-old recently returned to Wigan after failing to make an appearance in Spain and now it has been revealed that the Honduran international is very ill indeed.
Wigan boss Malkay Mackay said:
“We’ve had some bad news as far as that’s concerned – he has a form of leukaemia. Juan Carlos is in the Christie Hospital in Manchester.
“The club doctor, Doctor Zaman, has been truly sensational as far as the care and attention with the whole dealing of the matter as far as Juan Carlos feeling ill and having problems – from that point to the point where we got him to a specialist quickly and got the diagnosis done.
“It’s something that is obviously a real blow for Juan Carlos’s family and everybody connected with the football club. We’re going to make sure that he gets the best care possible.
“I went in to see Juan Carlos and he was incredibly upbeat and his spirits were strong. He’s going to fight this and make sure he gets through this for the sake of his wife and kids. Everybody at the club is wishing him all the best as I’m sure that all our fans are.”
Here’s wish Juan Carlos a full and speedy recovery. Good luck young man!